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It feels like spring is almost there in Philly: it’s bright, occasionally warm, and people are starting to spend a little more time outside.

And, if you’re eager to herald in that spring feeling, it’s worth checking out your local plant shop or nursery to see some good greenery. Learn how to prep your home and garden for spring, or just get some colorful flowers that will brighten up your living room.

We've put together a select list of the top plant shops, garden centers, and nurseries* in Philly proper. Take a look, and if you don't see your favorite on the list, leave a comment and tell us why you love your local plant shop.

*Note: This list does not include floral arrangement shops, although many of these offer that service.

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1. Urban Jungle

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1526 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 952-0811
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Urban Jungle was founded by a Philly transplant from California who needed a new way to garden while living in the city. Today, its warehouse in East Passyunk is filled to the brim with both indoor and outdoor plants and tools, plus a super knowledgeable staff that helps promote vertical urban gardening.

2. Market Blooms

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51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 625-6667
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This plant shop is a long-time vendor at Reading Terminal Market. The blooms are cut fresh from the vendor’s farm in New Jersey, but there are imported flowers and plants, too. Come spring and summer, keep an eye out for the outdoor flower markets held on Filbert Street.

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3. Plants, Etc.

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2313 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130

The name says it all: Plants Etc. in Fairmount has been around for nearly 40 years, led by founder Marcia Abrams. In addition to selling a variety of plants, the shop also offers floral arrangements.

4. Greensgrow Farms

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2501 E Cumberland St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 427-2702
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Founded by in 1997, Greensgrow Farms in Kensington has become a neighborhood gem and the go-to place to buy plants, as well as local cheeses and planters, in the area. Have a somewhat lackluster green thumb? Greensgrow hosts a number of classes and events every month that will help you learn to make your garden grow. There’s a second location in West Philly, too (See #6).

5. City Planter

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814 N 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

This lovely shop is set up in an old converted warehouse, filled with seeds, succulents, and a wide array of planters. Need an extra hand? The folks at this shop can help you choose a planter, plant it for you, and then deliver it to your door.

6. Greensgrow West

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5123 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143
(215) 531-4972
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If you can’t make it up to the Kensington location, head to Greensgrow West in West Philly. Like its Kensington counterpart, the recently re-located urban farm features an wide selection of plants and gardening tools, plus a chicken coop.

7. Vault + Vine

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3507 Midvale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129

This list wouldn’t be complete without including Vault + Vine in East Falls, once known as Falls Flowers.. In addition to owner Peicha Chang’s floral arrangements, the new place has expanded plant offerings thanks to the new greenhouse, along with a cafe.

8. Secret Garden

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7631 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128

The only thing secret about the Secret Garden on Ridge Avenue is its conspicuous location. But once folks find out about it, they rave about the huge selection of plants, flowers, tools, and seeds available. Come winter season, the Secret Garden offers Christmas trees—and they deliver.

9. Laurel Hill Gardens

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8125 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118

This garden shop in Chestnut Hill is part of a larger landscape and design business that’s been around since 1981. At the charming garden store, there are native plants for sale, as well as organic gardening supplies, and planters. You also have the option to have a planter custom-made.

1. Urban Jungle

1526 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Urban Jungle was founded by a Philly transplant from California who needed a new way to garden while living in the city. Today, its warehouse in East Passyunk is filled to the brim with both indoor and outdoor plants and tools, plus a super knowledgeable staff that helps promote vertical urban gardening.

1526 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19147

2. Market Blooms

51 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Shutterstock

This plant shop is a long-time vendor at Reading Terminal Market. The blooms are cut fresh from the vendor’s farm in New Jersey, but there are imported flowers and plants, too. Come spring and summer, keep an eye out for the outdoor flower markets held on Filbert Street.

51 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107

3. Plants, Etc.

2313 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

The name says it all: Plants Etc. in Fairmount has been around for nearly 40 years, led by founder Marcia Abrams. In addition to selling a variety of plants, the shop also offers floral arrangements.

2313 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130

4. Greensgrow Farms

2501 E Cumberland St, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Founded by in 1997, Greensgrow Farms in Kensington has become a neighborhood gem and the go-to place to buy plants, as well as local cheeses and planters, in the area. Have a somewhat lackluster green thumb? Greensgrow hosts a number of classes and events every month that will help you learn to make your garden grow. There’s a second location in West Philly, too (See #6).

2501 E Cumberland St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

5. City Planter

814 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

This lovely shop is set up in an old converted warehouse, filled with seeds, succulents, and a wide array of planters. Need an extra hand? The folks at this shop can help you choose a planter, plant it for you, and then deliver it to your door.

814 N 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

6. Greensgrow West

5123 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143

If you can’t make it up to the Kensington location, head to Greensgrow West in West Philly. Like its Kensington counterpart, the recently re-located urban farm features an wide selection of plants and gardening tools, plus a chicken coop.

5123 Baltimore Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19143

7. Vault + Vine

3507 Midvale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129

This list wouldn’t be complete without including Vault + Vine in East Falls, once known as Falls Flowers.. In addition to owner Peicha Chang’s floral arrangements, the new place has expanded plant offerings thanks to the new greenhouse, along with a cafe.

3507 Midvale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19129

8. Secret Garden

7631 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19128

The only thing secret about the Secret Garden on Ridge Avenue is its conspicuous location. But once folks find out about it, they rave about the huge selection of plants, flowers, tools, and seeds available. Come winter season, the Secret Garden offers Christmas trees—and they deliver.

7631 Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19128

9. Laurel Hill Gardens

8125 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118

This garden shop in Chestnut Hill is part of a larger landscape and design business that’s been around since 1981. At the charming garden store, there are native plants for sale, as well as organic gardening supplies, and planters. You also have the option to have a planter custom-made.

8125 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118